Arts Commission announces accelerator for creative entrepreneurs

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) has announced the launch of On-Ramp, an accelerator program designed to assist early career creative entrepreneurs advance their business goals and objectives.

“On-Ramp is designed for artists and creatives looking to energize their business thinking, whether they are starting new, looking to deepen their business understanding, or find themselves at a professional crossroads,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “The Arts Commission agrees with Governor Holcomb’s efforts to develop and retain a strong, skilled workforce for the 21st century. It is critical in making our state a vibrant place to live and work.”

The On-Ramp accelerator will give artists business skills, professional coaching for their business plans or career goals, new connections with potential Indiana supporters, partners or collaborators, and access to special funds to take them to the next level.

The three-day Creative Entrepreneur Course will be May 18 – 20, 2018 in Madison, Indiana, and focuses on business skills, career goals, and community engagement learning. Those who complete the course are also eligible to apply for the On-Ramp fellowship, which includes up to $2,000 of project funding.

On-Ramp will provide those artists and creatives who are less experienced and overview of business concepts needed to develop a sustaining career. Those artists with more experience will learn how to be more strategic and successful with their existing work. More information on the specific training, mentorship and opportunities that On-Ramp provides is available at

Applications for On-Ramp must be completed through the Arts Commission’s online application system. Deadline for application is March 1, 2018.

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Arts Commission

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